Talking, wrestling, and recycling: an investigation of three analytic approaches to qualitative data in education research

Collier, D.R., Moffatt, L. and Perry, M. (2015) Talking, wrestling, and recycling: an investigation of three analytic approaches to qualitative data in education research. Qualitative Research, 15(3), pp. 389-404. (doi:10.1177/1468794114538896)

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Abstract

This article is a product of qualitative analyses followed by a collaboration and conversation amongst critical friends. Three methodologies (social semiotic/sociocultural, ethnomethodology, and rhizomatic analysis) were used to analyze the same piece of interview data. An inquiry into the various characteristics, commonalities, and distinctions of these diverse approaches to analysis was then undertaken through extended conversations. Authors worked through the kinds of questions that could be asked and the answers that might be possible given particular theoretical and methodological stances and choices. Analysis of the ensuing inquiry suggests the possibility of deeper reflexivity and new understandings in talking across paradigms. Struggles over representation and compromises in the process created tensions and questions that could not be easily resolved.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Perry, Dr Mia
Authors: Collier, D.R., Moffatt, L., and Perry, M.
College/School:College of Social Sciences > School of Education > Social Justice Place and Lifelong Education
Journal Name:Qualitative Research
Publisher:Sage Publications
ISSN:1468-7941
ISSN (Online):1741-3109

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